Now we are told we'll have to wait two months for the results of a criminal investigation, as reported in the Grand Rapids Press.
This is what we know from media reports:
OK. But I have some questions, and I hope the answers emerge in two months when the probe is finished. They are:
Another question: why is there nothing about this issue on Meijer's corporate Web site? So far as I know, there has been no judge's gag order. Do they not want to draw attention to the issue and hope everyone forgets? They have some interesting core values that are worth reading and considering given the allegations from Acme. The news releases are all about product and image, including one ironic headline: "No Secrets Here, Meijer Shouts Its Holiday Prices." (No secrets?)
SST doesn't address this issue on their Web site either.
(To their credit, they do have an interesting section on "What is PR" that looks like it came stright from APR study materials.)